Rachel Blount

Reporter/Columnist | Sports
Phone: 612-673-4389
Rachel Blount is a sports and general assignment reporter, with a particular emphasis on Olympic sports.

Recent content from Rachel Blount

Female ski jumpers earn wings

Female ski jumpers were scoffed at for years. But through the efforts of a dedicated group, they will finally take flight in the Winter Games.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 07:12 AM

Not for a medal yet, U.S. and Canada set to renew rivalry

When the U.S. and Canada face off Wednesday in women's hockey, a medal won’t be at stake but momentum will.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 06:51 AM

Kessel's line leads U.S. women in shutout of Swiss

The Gophers forward had two goals and two assists as the U.S. secured a semifinal berth.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 06:49 AM

At 31, Herman remains kid at play

World Cup champion slopestyle freeskiier from Bloomington refuses to treat her new livelihood as work.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 06:30 PM

U.S. women's cross-country team feels it's on the cusp of history

A close-knit U.S. women’s cross-country ski team that includes Jessie Diggins believes it’s on the cusp of history.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 11:09 PM

Duluth's Ringsred finishes 26th in speedskating event

Anna Ringsred finished 26th in the 3,000 meters but was happy with her performance on the slow ice.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 11:08 PM

As Olympics gear up, it's the athletes' turn in the sun

Worries over terrorism caused many Americans to stay home from these Olympics, and there had been speculation that a bevy of other serious issues would dampen the mood.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 07:42 AM

Former curling skip Debbie McCormick finds a new home

Team USA embraced Debbie McCormick when she was ready to return.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 05:14 AM

Diggins at Opening Ceremonies: 'It was such a rush'

Jessie Diggins, of Afton, will race in the women’s 15-kilometer skiathlon early Saturday.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 06:39 AM

Women's hockey in need of a boost at Olympics

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge issued a warning to women’s hockey after the 2010 Olympics, saying “we cannot continue without improvement.”

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 12:48 AM

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